Chris Dodkin

West Coast Correspondent
We're lucky to have a paragliding center about half an hour south of us, based on the cliffs at Torrey Pines.

They literally run towards the cliff edge, hope they get enough lift, then float out over the 300ft drop!

There is usually an onshore breeze every afternoon - so you just turn-up around 2 or 3 and hope they're flying that day.

Here's a couple of B&W shots, taken with the 300 f2.8


no2 is a great shot, can see that in a cafe near the location
Here's another view

We have a small airfield in our village where they do parachute jumping most weekends. I grabbed a few shots now and again from the garden or on the road but never gone in for some proper photographs.
I doubt they would look as good as these anyway:eek:.
Glen - I've always fancied trying to photography those para-surfing guys that use a parachute to tow themselves through the waves.

No idea how I'd manage to shoot it though - very fast action, off the coast, and the action is happening a long way below the canopy so I'm conflicted as to how you'd crop the shots....